Starbright Plant/Flower Care Guide
Miniature Date Palm
Bright indirect light. Strong morning light from an East-facing window will give your palm the light it needs. Give the plant a quarter turn every week to expose all sides to sunlight.
Keep soil moist spring through summer and barely moist in fall and winter.
Moderate to high. When the relative humidity drops below 50%, stand the pot on a humidity tray and mist the foliage with room-temperature water.
Average to warm 65-85°F/18-29°C
Use a potting mix that drains well. I recommend adding perlite or sand to a standard potting mix.
Feed once in spring and again in summer with a time-release fertilizer. Rose fertilizer works well because it provides the micronutrients this palm needs. A shortage of magnesium will cause yellow spots on the leaflets.
Cut off the suckers that grow at the base of the plant. Be sure to include the roots with it, and pot them in separate containers. Plants can be grown from seeds, but you'll wait years for the plant to grow into a tree.